5 Video Games Accused of Sexism

5. The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

the-witcher-3-wild-hunt-pleasure-houseDespite their popularity, it is arguable that CD Projekt’s Witcher games have been somewhat sexist, especially the original game which debuted in 2007. Because even if the original Witcher game was a top-notch RPG, it still reduced women to sexual objects at times, as players would receive special “sex cards” every time protagonist Geralt bedded a woman in the game.

The Witcher 2 was better in this regard and at least some female characters like Triss were portrayed as strong independent women, but one could argue that there were still too many harlots and busty maids for Geralt to take advantage of in that game…

So in a way it makes sense that anti-game sexism advocate Anita Saarkesian pointed an accusing finger at the latest game in the series The Witcher 3, accusing the RPG masterpiece of sexism due to its portrayal of women and the character of Ciri in particular, Geralt’s adoptive daughter. Never mind that Ciri is an able warrior who can beat many men in a fight, making Saarkesian’s accusations seem slightly misguided perhaps.